Join us for 2022 Virtual Sectional Meetings – a series of four virtual gatherings open to all members. Topics include mental health, Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds, and 2022 state and federal budgets. Each session will feature expert presenters and include the opportunity to network with your colleagues in breakout rooms.

Location: Zoom


March 29 – 6:30-8:00pm
Addressing Mental Health in Partnership with your Counties
Hosted by Ron Cole, section 3 advisor

Get an overview of mental health supports that counties provide, how those services support families in the local community, and dive deeper into examples of school-based programs. Presenters will also discuss the importance of increased mental health base funding for these programs, which is the core of the local coalition funding advocacy.


  • Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia, Bucks County
  • Monica Stefanik, children’s services coordinator, Bucks County
  • Tina Clymer, Carbon-Pike-Monroe, Mental Health and Disability Service, Pennsylvania Association of County Administrators of Mental Health and Disability Service

March 31 – 6:30-8:00pm
Understanding ESSER Funds
Hosted by Justin Warren, section 7 advisor

Review the types of options, timelines, and appropriate use and allocation of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds. Bring your questions!


  • Dr. Sherri Smith, deputy secretary, Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Ryan Gonder, Esq., school director, Central Dauphin School District; attorney, McNees Wallace and Nurick LLC
  • Dr. George Ioannidis, superintendent, Spring Grove Area School District
  • Jason Young, chief financial and operations officer, Northern York County School District

April 4 – 6:30-8:00pm
Labor Issues and Trends
Hosted by Amy Goldman, section 8 advisor

Discuss the hot topics in labor issues, such as teacher and bus driver shortages, and talk about strategies for addressing them.


  • John Callahan, chief advocacy officer, PSBA
  • Ryan Dellinger, executive director, Pennsylvania School Bus Association
  • Dr. Dana Bedden, superintendent, Centennial School District
  • Lori Lillis, director of human resources, Harrisburg School District

April 6 – 6:30-8:00pm
2022 State and Federal Budgets
Hosted by Sabrina Backer, section 1 advisor

Learn the latest on the state and federal budgets for 2022 and how they impact your schools.


  • Matt Bradford, House Appropriations Committee (D), PA House of Representatives
  • Jared Solomon, PSBA federal lobbyist; senior policy advisor, Bose Public Affairs Group
  • John Callahan, chief advocacy officer, PSBA

Cost: Complimentary for members

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Special thanks to our event sponsor:




Event support has also been provided by the Alliance Partner Advisory Council: